LIVING IN CACHE VALLEYLogan, in Cache Valley--a setting of unsurpassed natural beauty, is located 80 minutes north of Salt Lake City. Cache Valley offers the full gamut of outdoor recreation and summer adventure. Visitors can enjoy bicycling, hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, horseback riding, rock climbing, and fishing, while nearby Bear Lake is one of Utah's biggest draws for water recreation. There are also excellent golf courses, art galleries, antique stores and museums in the area. The route through Logan Canyon on US-89 from Logan to Bear Lake is one of the West's most spectacular scenic byways. The Logan River, where mountain man Jim Bridger fished for trout and trapped for beaver, parallels the road. For more information, visit http://www.tourcachevalley.com/or http://www.go-utah.com/Logan.
Birdwatching trips - A trip by canoe down the Bear River offers unlimited opportunities to see many species, including white pelicans, great blue heron, snowy egrets, and golden and bald eagles. Canoes can be rented at Muddy Road Outfitters. (435)753-3693.
Bicycling and hiking - Enjoy incredible hiking and biking opportunities in some of the most picturesque landscape you'll ever find. Visit logancanyonhiking.com, or, for a free copy of the Bridgerland Hiking and Biking Guide, call (435)752-2161 or (800)882-4433.
Fishing - Cache Valley is a fisherman's paradise, with four rivers for trout fishing and many small to large lakes and reservoirs with abundant trout and bass.
Horseback riding - Beaver Creek Lodge (435)753-1076; Hummingbird Hill Trail Rides (435)258-2025.
Cache Valley Center for the Arts offers many exciting events year-round.
American West Heritage Center is a living history museum, operated in the traditional ways of the year 1917. Sheep shearing, quilting, hay making, threshing, and more. Treat yourself to a nostalgic day in the country. (435)245-4064
Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art features continuing exhibitions of artworks from one of the largest permanent collections in the Intermountain region, as well as visiting exhibitions. (435)797-0163
Utah State University's Space Dynamics Lab designs and constructs experiments on NASA's space instrumentation and research. Tours available. (435)797-4510